Member Directory

Andria So is an Emmett/Frankel Fellow in Environmental Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law for 2021-2023.

So earned her J.D. from NYU School of Law magna cum laude and with membership in the Order of the Coif, where she was an Article Selection Editor of NYU Review of Law and Social Change. While at law school, So was a legal extern for Judge Denny Chin of the Second Circuit and a summer law clerk at the HIV Law Project. She also served as a legal extern at NRDC in connection with NYU’s Environmental Law Clinic and a summer law clerk at Earthjustice. So’s fellowship is a return to campus, having received her B.A. in history at UCLA.

Heather Dadashi is an Emmett/Frankel Fellow in Environmental Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law for 2021-2023.

Dadashi earned her B.A. in Legal Studies and Psychology from UC Berkeley and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law with a specialization in Environmental Law. During law school, Dadashi was a legal fellow at Los Angeles Waterkeeper and a legal intern in the Natural Resources Law Section of the California Attorney General’s Office and the California Coastal Commission. She also served as a senior editor of the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, a managing editor of the UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Policy, and a member of the Moot Court Honors Board.

Dadashi’s publication addressing tribal cultural resource protection under the California Environmental Quality Act is forthcoming in the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy.

Louise Bedsworth is Director of the Land Use Program at the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment where she also serves as a Senior Advisor to the California-China Climate Institute. Before joining CLEE, Louise spent nearly a decade working for the State of California, most recently as the Executive Director of the Strategic Growth Council, a Cabinet-level State institution that brings together multiple agencies and departments to support sustainable communities emphasizing strong economies, social equity, and environmental stewardship. Prior to joining SGC, Louise was the Deputy Director of the Office of Planning and Research in Governor Jerry Brown’s office. At OPR, she led work on a number of collaborative research initiatives and climate change adaptation and resilience, including development of the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program and implementation of the State’s $70 million grant awarded under the National Disaster Resilience Competition. Before joining OPR, Louise was a research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, where her work focused on climate change adaptation, local government action on climate change, and transportation. She has also held positions at the Union of Concerned Scientists, Redefining Progress, and the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis.

Louise received a B.S. in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering and Ph.D. in Energy and Resources, both from the University of California at Berkeley.

Daniel Carpenter-Gold (he/him/his) is a fellow at the UCLA School of Law’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and will co-teach the Environmental Law Clinic in Spring 2022. Prior to his fellowship at UCLA, he was a staff attorney in the Equitable Neighborhoods practice area of TakeRoot Justice, which provides legal, research, and policy support to community-based organizations in New York City to dismantle racial, economic, and social oppression. Before that, he held fellowships at the Natural Resources Defense Council and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. Daniel was born and raised in rural Maine, received his B.A. from Columbia University, and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Katie Segal is a Climate & Ocean Research Fellow at the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE). Her past work has focused on climate and energy policy and she is especially interested in U.S. state-level policy. Prior to joining the CLEE team, Katie worked at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs as a research assistant for the Arctic Initiative, focusing on environmental issues facing the changing Arctic region.

Katie spent four years with ICF as a research assistant and then analyst with the Regulatory, Economics, Environment & Energy Team. At ICF, Katie conducted analysis and provided regulatory development support on behalf of 30+ state and federal government agencies on issues such as electric vehicles, renewable energy, and resilience planning. Katie holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, where she was also a Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellow, and a B.S. from Tufts University in Biology, Environmental Studies, and Political Science. During graduate school, Katie spent a summer working with the United States Climate Alliance. Her master’s thesis project focused on offshore wind development. She is originally from Southern California.

Beth Kent is an Emmett/Frankel Fellow in Environmental Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law for 2020-2022. She was previously the Policy and Legal Fellow at the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust.

Kent received her B.S. with Honors in Society and Environment and High Distinction in the College of Natural Resources from UC Berkeley. She earned her J.D. from UCLA School of Law with a specialization in Public Interest Law & Policy from the Epstein Program. Kent was a summer law clerk at Earthjustice and the California Office of the Attorney General in the Land Law Section and a legal extern at NRDC.